As tears well-up in her eyes, I notice her husband's arms reaching over to comfort my patient’s mother. I continue to describe the disease that has been ravaging at their son's intestines, probably for the last several months. Although his parents had suspected something was seriously wrong when their son’s abdominal pain and diarrhea (which had initially seemed like the “stomach flu”) got progressively worse, nothing could’ve them prepared them for what I had just confirmed during his colonoscopy: Crohn’s disease.
A recent report has generated excitement in the scientific community. This report announces the discovery of a lymphatic system in the brain.
Swedish is pleased to announce Meredith Gould, DNP, MBA, RN, CENP as the new nurse executive for Swedish Cherry Hill and Jean Doerge, MSN, MBA, RN as the new nurse executive for Swedish Edmonds.
Driving home recently, I heard a story on the radio about a state commissioner wanting to reduce restrictions on “junk food” offered in public schools. Surprisingly, this story jarred a long-forgotten memory from my childhood…
On our Pediatric unit, we see a number of patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Some are well-established in their care, some are newly-diagnosed and just beginning treatment, and some are being seen by the doctor to explore if their symptoms warrant a definitive diagnosis of Crohn’s or UC. I interviewed one patient (referred to as our “Crohn’s Champion” for privacy) regarding his experience for the last 18 months since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 9 years old.
Dr. Lester R. Sauvage, a former cardiac surgeon at the Heart Center at Providence Medical Center, passed away June 5 in his sleep at the age of 88.
As someone living with multiple sclerosis and a patient of Dr. James Bowen, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about living with a wheelchair.